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LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Trombone Shorty to Drop New Album “Parking Lot Symphony” on April 28th, 2017 | Announces New Tour Dates


 
TROMBONE SHORTY SET TO RELEASE HIS
BLUE NOTE DEBUT PARKING LOT SYMPHONY ON APRIL 28;
 
Trombone Shorty has announced an April 28 release date for Parking Lot Symphony, his debut album for Blue Note Records. The album pre-order launched today along with the irrepressible first single “Here Come The Girls,” which is available now to download or stream.
 
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE “HERE COME THE GIRLS”!

Vocalist Somi to Release New Album “Petite Afrique” on March 31st, 2017


 
Critically Acclaimed Vocalist Somi to Release Petite Afrique,
Inspired by the Fate of African Immigrants in Harlem
 
Featuring Special Guest Aloe Blacc
 
Pulsing with Harlem’s rhythms and sonic ambiance, Somi‘s Petite Afrique is an homage to her New York City upper Manhattan neighborhood, and one of the Meccas of the African diaspora.

Jazz-Soul Group E-Life 7 to Release Debut Album “Miked Up” on March 24th, 2017


 
Jazz-Soul Ensemble E-Life 7 Feat Michael Pennick and Many Special Guests to Release Debut Album Miked Up
 
Buffalo, New York – Three 2 Go Music introduces E-Life 7 Featuring Michael Pennick (EL7) and their debut album Miked Up. EL7 unites some of Western NY’s finest musicians on this release, including Michael Pennick on bass, Rodney Spears & Charlie Crymes Jr. on keyboards, guitarist Ron Walker, and drummer and percussionist Tim Webb.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Jennifer Saran & Special Guests Release New Single “Wake Up”

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Jennifer Saran, Carlos Santana, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, And Narada Michael Walden’s Inspiring World Peace Anthem “Wake Up” – Watch Now
 
“Wake Up” Available on iTunes on Nov. 11
 
All Proceeds from Sale of New Track to Benefit the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation
 
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Alt-pop/adult contemporary singer-songwriter Jennifer Saran has teamed up with South African Grammy-winning male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Grammy and Emmy-winning producer, drummer, singer and songwriter Narada Michael Walden (Producer/Co-writer), known for his work with Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Mariah Carey, to create her newest single, “Wake Up.” The song releases Friday, November 11. Making a special guest appearance on the track is Grammy-winner and legend Carlos Santana (Featured Guitarist), whose guitar licks generate inspiring vibes.
 

Ralph Peterson’s New Quintet Aggregate Prime to Release Album “Dream Deferred” on Nov. 4th, 2016

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Ralph Peterson Calls for Renewed Hope & Artist Activism of Civil Rights Era in Wake of
Systematic Injustice of African Americans Today
 
Debut of New Quintet, Aggregate Prime, Featuring Vijay Iyer, Gary Thomas, Mark Whitfield and Kenny Davis
 
Since it was first published in 1951, Langston Hughes’ poem, “Harlem,” has been a source of awe and inspiration for generations of African American artists, notably Lorraine Hansbury, whose most famous play “A Raisin in the Sun” (1959), borrowed its title to enhance its theme of black families’ fraught and frustrated pursuit of the American Dream.
 

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! R&B Band Al McKay Allstars Releases New Single “Heed The Message”

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R&B Band Al McKay Allstars Releases New Single “Heed The Message” – Available NOW
 
Veteran, Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum recording artist Al McKay has a long history of creating songs that feel good to the body and soul. The former Earth, Wind & Fire guitarist teamed with group founder Maurice White to pen the band’s seminal hits “September” and “Sing A Song” and honed his chops playing with Ike & Tina Turner and Sammy Davis Jr.
 

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Trombonist Efe Erdem Drops New EP “First Kiss” | Available NOW

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Trombonist Efe Erdem releases ‘First Kiss’ EP
 
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands – June 24, 2016 – PRLog — The virtuoso trombonist known internationally as Efe Erdem has released his new EP album, “First Kiss.” The album has been proudly published on the RDM Records independent music label without the direction or influence of the corporate music industry. Groovy, jazzy, and full of funk and rhythm ‘n’ blues, “First Kiss” is a startling introduction to this intuitive brass player from Turkey.
 

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Jaimeo Brown Transcendence | “Be So Glad”

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Jaimeo Brown Transcendence
Releases Music Video for “Be So Glad” From
Critically Acclaimed Sophomore Release Work Songs
 
Album Available Now via Motéma Music
 
At a time where it feels like history is repeating itself and the world has lost its way, drummer, composer, educator and activist Jaimeo Brown asks, “What is important?” For Brown, the answer is to tell the unheard stories in the name of those who need them. To tell the stories of life and the human experience. To tell the stories of the forgotten: to honor the workers and the music of their lives.
 

Cuban Pianist Axel Tosca’s Self-Titled Album Coming March 25th, 2016 Via ALFI Records

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ALFI Records Releases Eponymous Album by Pianist Axel Tosca
 
NEW YORK, NY, February 25, 2016 ­­- ALFI Records celebrates the release of “Axel Tosca,”a nine-track album of contemporary jazz with a global reach, composed and performed by Axel Tosca, the Cuban-born, New York-based piano virtuoso. Special guests on the album include Jeff “Tain” Watts (drums), James Genus (bass), Luisito Quintero (percussion) and Ron Blake (saxophone/flute). Release date: March 25; Pre-order date: February 26

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Flutist Jef Kearns to Release New EP “The Flute” on Feb. 27th, 2016

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Jef Kearns spins his unique Urban Contemporary Jazz flute flavorings on the aptly entitled, The Flute – Coming Feb. 27th, 2016
 
LISTEN to New Single “Hazy” feat. Karen Jewels EXCLUSIVELY on T.U.M.S. below!
 
While the flute is not a prominent lead instrument in the world of urban contemporary jazz, Jef Kearns has been changing that perspective in a mighty and funky way in the past decade. Before releasing his debut, On the Level in 2008, the Toronto, Canada native already immersed himself in the hip-hop/R&B music on Detroit radio stations.